MedicAlert Foundation Achieves Financial Stability and Moves Forward with Growth Agenda and New Leadership
MedicAlert® Effectively Executing The Plan to Focus on Delivering Core Services with Greater Efficiency Helps The Organization Achieve Financial Stability in a Changing Market.
Barton Tretheway, Board Chairman at MedicAlert Foundation, announced today that David Leslie has been selected as MedicAlert Foundation’s new chief executive officer. Leslie will assume the new role in early July 2015. Leslie succeeds Daniel McCormick, of ETR Associates who has served as interim CEO while the Board conducted a national search for a new CEO to lead the organization.
“During this time of transformation within our industry there is no better person to lead MedicAlert than David Leslie,” said Tretheway. “David Leslie is a proven leader with experience in creating efficient and effective growth strategies. His experience with e-commerce organizations combined with the ability to bring people together to achieve a common purpose will provide the Foundation with a strong path forward. His vision for how personal medical information and technology will be used and experienced around the world is exactly what MedicAlert needs as the Foundation enters its next chapter of growth.”
Leslie is the Founder and CEO of ZippSlip.com, an e-commerce company in the Education Management Industry. Prior to that Leslie held a variety of leadership positions in technology and consumer driven companies including Acting CEO, National Children’s Center, Chairman and Founder, TireVan Corporation and CEO and Founder, Intersect Software Corporation. He has recently served on the Board of MedicAlert Foundation.
“I am honored to have been selected as MedicAlert Foundation’s next CEO. It is a privilege to be part of a charitable organization that delivers lifesaving services and solutions to members across the globe,” said Leslie. “This is an organization led by a mission – to protect and save lives- by serving as the information link between members and emergency responders during medical emergencies and other times of need. I will do my best to serve our members and enable this Foundation to fulfill the promises made in our mission.”
About MedicAlert Foundation
Established in 1956, the nonprofit charity MedicAlert Foundation pioneered the use of medical ID products and delivers the most dependable, responsive, and trusted Emergency Identification and Medical Information Network. MedicAlert provides the functionality of an e-health information exchange through an innovative combination of a unique patient identifier linked to a personal health record and a live 24/7 emergency response service. MedicAlert Foundation International medical ID products alert emergency personnel to a member’s primary health conditions, medications or other critical information. In addition to its 24-hour emergency response service, MedicAlert Foundation International also provides family and caregiver notification so that members can be reunited with their loved ones. Visit www.medicalert.org for more information.